why can’t humans dream of electric sheep?

Why can’t we see those screens we love

In our day to day lives,

Why are our brains so desperately sure

That phones and tablets

Don’t have a place in our world,

Those terrible lights and gamma rays

That make us miss sleep and slightly depressed.

Maybe our dreams are telling us that

We need to go back to a simpler time?

I saw a Tweet today that asked the question – if we are on our phones for 12 hours a day then why do we not dream about them?

Now, there were quite a few people who replied to the Tweet and said that they always dream about their phones, but a lot said that in those dreams they were often in an emergency and the phone didn’t work.

I didn’t even realise that I don’t dream about phones until I read that Tweet, but it does make me think that perhaps this is our brains showing us that what we are forcing on them is wrong. We should not be feeding them a diet of TikTok videos and constant emails.

Our brains need a rest and our subconscious is obviously trying to say something about it.

Much Love

Rachel xx

4 thoughts on “why can’t humans dream of electric sheep?

  1. Margot Kinberg

    You make a compelling point, Rachel. When we sleep, as you know, our brains make sense of what we’ve experienced. Our bodies heal, and our brains flush toxins out. Screens don’t make it any easier for the brain to do its work. So it’s not surprising that what the brain wants to do is step away from screens. You know, I’ve never dreamed about being on my telephone or even on my laptop. Hmm….that does say something.

  2. crispina kemp

    I don’t dream of my laptop, of my phone, nor my camera, despite these forming a large part of my day. I don’t dream of writing although I might fall asleep while trying to devise the next plot twist. I more often dream of my chaotic children despite all have long since left home and have lives not so chaotic. Odd, isn’t it

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